Dhananjaya de Silva braved severe back cramp to stroke a brilliant century to drag Sri Lanka towards draw in the third and final Test against India at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Wednesday.
Roshen Silva, 29, a heavy scorer in first-class cricket who got a chance as Sri Lanka passes through a tough phase, tackled everything India bowlers threw at him.
Former players and Fans expressed their happiness on the social sites, after witnessing an unexpected fight back from the magnificent pair.
“Congratulations Dananjaya De Silva and Roshen Silva …. soooooo Happy for you … that was some top quality batting out there. Really enjoyed watching you 2 today !!!!!” wrote Russel Arnold.
“D & R Silva take a bow boys!! Seen it so many times at domestic level.. Really happy that you have shown the world what your made of!! Good luck for a great career🌍🎉🎈” wrote Angelo Perera.
“Roshene Silva has justified his inclusion with a classy knock. Has shown the world what Sri Lanka missed in the middle order by not playing him this long. Technique & temperament super. Well done SJC! @RagamaCricketCl” wrote Roshan Abeysinghe.
“Don’t get 5th day test wicket like that… what a batting track.. well done to Dananjaya and roshane” wrote Nuwan Joysa.
“Dhananjaya de Silva & Roshen Silva were benched for first 2 Tests & Thirimanne played. Explain this @OfficialSLC selectors? @sajfernando #SriLanka #LKA” wrote Daniel Alexander.